The interactive program, “Stop the Bleed,” will be offered in two
sessions. The first will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12;
the second from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
Seating is limited to 60 participants each session. Participants can
register for either session.
"An injury can cause a person to bleed to death in less than five
minutes," said Lindsey Petersen, a quality review registered nurse
in emergency medical services at Memorial Medical Center.
“Life-threatening bleeds can happen at home, at work or in the
community from either a natural or intentional wound. This course
will help the public learn how to act immediately to save themselves
or someone else."
Participants can be any age and should dress for active
participation. Each participant will receive a free emergency kit
with tourniquet, thanks to a grant from the Memorial Medical Center
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The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) is at 228 W. Miller St.,
at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is
available in the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter
The Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department and the Southern Illinois
Trauma Center, based at Memorial Medical, are the event's sponsors.
To register, visit MemorialMedical. com/Events or call 217-588-6254.